Definition of Karbala in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːbələ/
A city in southern Iraq; population 475,000 (est. 2003). A holy city for Shiite Muslims, it is the site of the tomb of Husayn, grandson of Muhammad, who was killed there in ad 680.

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